17 days in Central Europe Itinerary

17 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Karachi, Pakistan
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Karachi, Pakistan

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Get in touch with nature at Orangery at Schoenbrunn Palace and Vienna Woods. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Belvedere Palace and Schonbrunn Palace. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, get outside with Donauinsel, and examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary builder .

Karachi, Pakistan to Vienna is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Karachi to Vienna is minus 4 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Karachi in October; daily highs in Vienna reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Getreidegasse, explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through Steingasse.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Get some cultural insight at Prague Astronomical Clock and Katedrala Svateho Vita. Visiting Prague for Two and Devil's Channel will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, take in the views from Charles Bridge, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and browse the exhibits of Prasna brana.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Prague online travel planner .

Drive from Salzburg to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In October in Prague, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Prague

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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): wander the streets of Nowy Swiat, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then admire the masterpieces at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Rynek Starego Miasta, get engrossed in the history at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, then learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Pole Mokotowskie.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Warsaw trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Warsaw takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Spas
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Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
On the 15th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, take a stroll through Stare Miasto, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corpus Christi Church (Kosciol Bozego Ciala), and finally wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Krakow online road trip planner .

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October in Krakow, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Matthias Church and Halaszbastya. Take a break from the city and head to Roman Beach and Palatinus Strandfürdő. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, stroll around Margaret Island, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest visit planner .

Getting from Krakow to Budapest by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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